Gone are the days where people used to think that a film is 2 and half hours long. These days filmmakers are trying to keep their movies crisp and want to take 10 minutes break before the first half that lasts for an hour and the second half that is another hour more. But the two-hours strategy is dug out from its roots by Rangasthalam.
Challenging all the myths, advisors and common beliefs, director Sukumar with a moral support from Megastar Chiranjeevi has decided to keep the length of the movie for nearly 3 hours. And as that film succeeded big time, the same strategy is followed by Bharat Anu Nenu and Naa Peru Surya well, whose runtimes are close to three hours. Welcome, Mahanati to the club now.
This May 9th release is going to tease the audiences with almost 176 minutes runtime. Directed by Nag Ashwin, the makers feel that such length is required to make sure that legendary actress Savitri’s life and times are clearly told. That said, it’s a crisp length to make sure that whole of Savitri’s best is fit into it. And we have to see how Mahanati performs after joining the 170+ length club.
For starters who want to exact runtimes of recent Telugu biggies, Rangasthalam is 179 minutes, Bharat Anu Nenu is 173 minutes and Naa Peru Surya is 168 minutes in length.